There could not be any more perfect cheesecake recipe for Valentine’s day or Christmas than these delicious and pretty Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles.
The combination of the deep red center and the white chocolate topping, drizzled with light red trails of sweetness is the perfect treat to share with a loved on for your special day.
What is even better is that these amazing sweet treats are super easy to make. If you have a cake mix, the fixings for it and some white chocolate chips, you are half way there! Truffles are one of my favorite sweet treats to make at home. (check out my Butterfinger truffles here.)
You won’t believe how easy these Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles are to make!
The first step is to make a red velvet cake using your favorite boxed cake mix. After the cake has cooled, you just make crumbs out of it, add the softened cream cheese and turn this delicious mixture into a baking sheet full of round balls.
TIP: I find that freezing the balls for a little while makes them much easier to coat with the melted chocolate later. (but not too long or they will expand and crack the coating.)
The white chocolate gets melted and then the balls get dipped into it to give them a decadent chocolate outer coating. TIP: don’t melt the chocolate and coconut oil all at once.
Dip the truffles in stages. The chocolate hardens quickly and also the cake batter will drop bits into it and you don’t want this.
I use a candy dipping tool set for this part of the recipe. It’s one of the best purchases I have made for making truffles.
Not only does the set have forks to help with coating the balls in the chocolate, but you can also use the little ladle to hold the coated truffle and let the extra chocolate drip away.
Red gel food coloring gets added to the remaining melted chocolate and a few drizzles over the white chocolate truffles and they are set.
I wish I had a large heart shaped candy box to hold them in.
Alas I don’t, but I do have a left over Belgian chocolate box that has perfectly sized indentations that will do the job just perfectly! It looks like the box was made for these truffles!
What could be better after a romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s day than to bite into one of these amazing Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles? (or two…or three!!!)
These delicious little bites of heavenly sweetness are my new favorite treat. Once you try them, they may be yours too! Who says they only have to be eaten on Valentine’s Day?
For more Valentine’s day inspiration, be sure to visit my Valentines Day Pinterest board.
Would you like a reminder of these Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles? Just pin this image to one of your cooking boards on Pinterest.
Admin note: This post for red velvet cheesecake truffles first appeared on the blog in February of 2017. I have updated the post with a new printable recipe card and a video for you to enjoy.
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Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases but the price is the same for you.
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.